With just two days till the end of 2018, hopefully now we are in the swing of things for the New Year. It is time to make New Year’s resolutions. Or do we? How many times throughout the years have we purposed to make resolutions to lose weight, travel and spend more time with relatives? At least my generation has attempted that in past years. I am a baby boomer! As I get older I make less of an effort to “make resolutions.” I have come to the realization I tend to fall far short of those pronouncements of determination. I assume other people do as well. I always seem to fall short of the mark and then feel disappointed for the rest of the year. Friends share with me that just because you resolve to accomplish something it doesn’t necessarily mean it is going to happen or at least any time soon. Part of making resolutions is setting reasonable expectations. Now they tell me! Looking back to last year for example in my own life, I have reflected numerous times on my expectations for the future, based on the past. With all of us at some time or other we have many unresolved situations in our life that simply resolving to change our circumstance can be complicated and be so much more than just a resolution. Remember Nobel Peace Prize recipient Albert Einstein coined the adage “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results, is insanity.” Now that La Prensa Texas is in full gear I look to write about even more Hispanics that have set the good example and made a difference. Over the last eight years with La Prensa Texas, I have written about former Mayor and HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros who would have been my classmate at Central Catholic if my father hadn’t moved us to Massachusetts. Thanks Dad. Former Councilwoman Maria Berriozabal who ran for Congress along with Charlie Gonzalez and me and others to replace Charlie’s dad, Congressman Henry B. Gonzalez was someone I wrote about twice. Next on my list is international singer Dr. Patsy Torres whose brother Kip lived near me in Balcones Heights when both of us ran for City Council, activist Cesar E. Chavez who I interviewed for KENS5, and compadre Jaime Martinez, ABC correspondent John Quinones when he was a grand Marshal for a parade, Lionel Sosa, Archbishop Patricio Flores, former

Mayor and HUD Secretary Julian Castro, (Now running for President) Congressman Joaquin Castro, former Mexican President Vicente Fox a few years ago who was a special guest speaker of the San Antonio Association of Hispanic Journalists (SAAHJ) which I am a member. Then there was, San Juan, Puerto Rico Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto a recipient of an award of SAAHJ this past year after the Puerto Rico flood and actor Jesse Borrego, (Harlandale ISD grad) former LULAC President Rosa Rosales 2 terms, La Prensa SA editor Joe Sandoval, (Passed away) and of course Publisher Tino Duran. (Passed away) This coming year my New Year’s Resolution is to write about many more well-known Hispanic movers and shakers in Bexar County and well known Hispanics from wherever. And as always, what I write is “Just a Thought.”